Origin of contentment
Examples from the Web for contentment
I envy my refusenik friends their steadfast commitments to stay in, and contentment in doing so.
Whatever peace and contentment Adams has found seldom finds its way into his music.
Sudden peace, buoyancy, contentment, or alternatively sorrow or physical pain.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And not that after-sex glow, but the radiance of contentment.Sasha Grey on Her Novel ‘The Juliette Society,’ James Deen, and More|Marlow Stern|August 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Happiness is the wrong word—it sets an outsized goal for itself the way gladness, contentment, and satisfaction simply do not.The Promise of Happiness After the Newtown Shooting|William Giraldi|January 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pardon me; I want to see your eye beam again with contentment.The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow|Anna Katharine Green
Then even when it is trained to high ideals it is still looking out for its own contentment, and not for the man's good?What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
What a small bundle of contentment Robin was at that moment.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
Some divines have urged that we here get a beautiful picture of patience and contentment under wrong and misfortune.A Few Words About the Devil|Charles Bradlaugh
No pursuit gives so great joy in the achieving, none achieved yields higher meed of competence, contentment, and repute.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,|George Alfred Townsend
mid-15c., from Old French contentment, from contenter (see content (v.)).